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By pascalbrax, Senior Member on 1st June 2014, 12:20 AM
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So, hi guys.

I just came home with my new Z2 after giving back my Z.

I downloaded the german ftf and the new flashtool for the Z2 and updated to this firmware.

I'm really not sure if this is related to the firmware update but I don't think so.

My issue is quite simple: the camera autofocus doesn't work. It just simply has a fixed focus (which works great for the near stuff but 100% fails for all other distances).

It's not a slow autofocus, it just doesn't work, the camera doesn't move, you don't hear any focusing noise. the camera button doesn't focus, tap on the screen doesn't focus.

Basically all my pictures and my videos have an amazing quality, but are all out of focus.

I googled around but looks like nobody has this issue. Is that fatal? Should I return it?
 
 
1st June 2014, 07:30 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by pascalbrax

So, hi guys.

I just came home with my new Z2 after giving back my Z.

I downloaded the german ftf and the new flashtool for the Z2 and updated to this firmware.

I'm really not sure if this is related to the firmware update but I don't think so.

My issue is quite simple: the camera autofocus doesn't work. It just simply has a fixed focus (which works great for the near stuff but 100% fails for all other distances).

It's not a slow autofocus, it just doesn't work, the camera doesn't move, you don't hear any focusing noise. the camera button doesn't focus, tap on the screen doesn't focus.

Basically all my pictures and my videos have an amazing quality, but are all out of focus.

I googled around but looks like nobody has this issue. Is that fatal? Should I return it?

This sounds like a hardware fault, try getting a replacement

The german 402FTF worked fine for me its my device faults is why im returning my phone on wednesday and getting a new one on monday

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1st June 2014, 02:30 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by pascalbrax

So, hi guys.

I just came home with my new Z2 after giving back my Z.

I downloaded the german ftf and the new flashtool for the Z2 and updated to this firmware.

I'm really not sure if this is related to the firmware update but I don't think so.

My issue is quite simple: the camera autofocus doesn't work. It just simply has a fixed focus (which works great for the near stuff but 100% fails for all other distances).

It's not a slow autofocus, it just doesn't work, the camera doesn't move, you don't hear any focusing noise. the camera button doesn't focus, tap on the screen doesn't focus.

Basically all my pictures and my videos have an amazing quality, but are all out of focus.

I googled around but looks like nobody has this issue. Is that fatal? Should I return it?

Xperia and almost all smartphones have digital focus
there s no special hardware for zooming
SO if you have problem in one feature of camera App do this;
- use another camera app : for example google camera and check if it can do auto focus
- install another firmware or just reinstall current firmware
- repair firmware by PCC
- after these IF sill thr s no auto focus >> take it to sony service
2nd June 2014, 09:44 AM |#4  
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This sounds like a hardware fault, try getting a replacement

The german 402FTF worked fine for me its my device faults is why im returning my phone on wednesday and getting a new one on monday

Is your device faulty, too?

Thanks, I'll get a replacement today, I hope...


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Xperia and almost all smartphones have digital focus
there s no special hardware for zooming

Autofocus and (digital) zoom are two different things.
14th June 2014, 01:03 AM |#5  
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I just update the 402 firmware and now my camera won't focus at all. It was fine before. Wtf...
13th November 2015, 09:12 AM |#6  
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Got the same Problem as you i have cyanogenmod 12.1 and my autofocus doesn't work as well on my z2. It worked with the stock Rom but after i unlocked, rooted and flashed CM on it, the autofocus doesn't work anymore. I Tried other camera apps but the AF just won't work. Have you solved the Problem yet? I'm considering to flash back to stock Rom but CM is so awesome
29th January 2016, 06:32 PM |#7  
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Got the same Problem as you i have cyanogenmod 12.1 and my autofocus doesn't work as well on my z2. It worked with the stock Rom but after i unlocked, rooted and flashed CM on it, the autofocus doesn't work anymore. I Tried other camera apps but the AF just won't work. Have you solved the Problem yet? I'm considering to flash back to stock Rom but CM is so awesome

I can confirm that the focus button doesn't work on CM12.1 on my Z2 and the focus state doesn't work on the Google camera app, but I found an app that makes use of this autofocus feature - DSLR Camera Pro. The only downside to it, however, is that you can only take photos with it, and plus it's a paid app (but was worth it). Maybe there are other apps that can detect this autofocus, but I haven't researched this problem fully.
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a m i feel the same tried and nothing drm reset the camera still faulty even if anyone has any solution please write
20th May 2016, 09:57 PM |#9  
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Same problem here...
26th June 2016, 12:11 PM |#10  
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Same issue except it won't even take photos and just sits there trying to focus.
The only fix is to revert to the previous official OS if you think it's worth it...
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